The bells of joy are ringing

The bells of joy are ringing

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [The bells of joy are ringing] (Ackley)
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The bells of joy are ringing,
Since I my Savior know;
His love just keeps me singing,
As on my way I go.

Glad praises I am bringing,
That sinners all may know
That Jesus keeps me singing
And happy here below.

2 Sometimes a burden bends me,
But still my carol rings,
For strength and cheer He sends me
From life's eternal springs. [Chorus]

3 The storm will oft be sweeping,
Temptation will be strong,
But I am in His keeping,
And shall not lose my song. [Chorus]

4 Sometime, when I the story
Shall sing no more below,
I'll sing in realms of glory
Of Him who loves me so. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #24

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The bells of joy are ringing
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I'm glad that Jesus won
Copyright: Public Domain



The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #24


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